Stephen Rubino is a practicing attorney who filed the first civil racketeering case against the Catholic Church in 1993. For the last thirty-five years he has represented hundreds of abuse survivors throughout North American and the Canadian Arctic. A published author in both professional and traditional media, Mr. Rubino’s work has been profiled in numerous print outlets and television networks. He graduated from the Columbus School of Law at the Catholic University of America in 1974. For seventeen years, Mr. Rubino served as chairman of the Childhood Sexual Abuse Litigation Group of the American Association for Justice. In 2008, Mr. Rubino was a finalist for the Public Justice Foundation’s Trial Lawyer of the Year Award for his work in the Los Angeles Archdiocese and San Diego Diocese Catholic Abuse Litigation. In 2014, he received the Pioneer Award from the Survivor’s Network of Those Abused by Priests (SNAP). He has lectured extensively on the intricacies of the cover-up and how the Bishops have used draconian statutes of limitations to suppress what would otherwise be viable claims against the Catholic Church.